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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552028-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM8552028-71

  • Above the Bed
  • Demco
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation kit lets you mount your Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
    • Also compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Included vinyl strips insert between steel kit components and aluminum truck body to help prevent galvanic corrosion
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552028 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

6071Demco Bed Rails for High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details DM8552028-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552028-71 Installation instructions

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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552028-71

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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  • Is Air Lift Ride Control Air Bag Suspension Compatible With a Fifth Wheel Hitch
    We do have in-bed hitch compatible air bag suspension kits for your 2016 Ford F150 if it's a 4WD model, but unfortunately the # AL59570 Air Lift Ride Control kit isn't compatible with hitch brackets. For 4WD models, the Air Lift Load Lifter 5000, part # AL57385 is compatible, according to Air Lift. If you have a 2WD model, I'd recommend the SumoSprings, part # SSR-117-47. The springs replace the factory jounce bumpers. As more weight is added, the more supportive the springs will...
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  • Underbed Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150
    For your 2016 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed Demco does make a fifth wheel rail kit that does mount under the bed and does not put rails above the truck bed. For that you would need the part # DM8552028-71. You would need to have a Demco Hijacker designed for these rails though like the Hijacker part # DM8550034.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 Bed and Aluminum Body
    I have 2 different recommendations for your 2018 Ford F-150 with the 6-1/2' bed. They are both excellent options that provide different conveniences of their own. Please note that any hitch that installs in the bed of a pickup will be attached to the frame of the vehicle. This means that the pin weight will be placed on the steel frame of your F-150 and not the aluminum bed. Since the pin weight would relate to the payload you just need to be sure that you are not exceeding the weight ratings,...
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  • Can A Sidewinder Be Used With the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 can be used with a rotating pin box so long as you also obtain the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels part # SWW-05. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 cannot be used with a rotating pin box which I think is where the confusion lies. In order to use the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Ford F-150 you need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, since your truck bed is shorter than 8 feet you do need a slider hitch to give you the turning clearance needed to make a sharp turn without having the truck cab hit the nose of the trailer. Since that can be a hassle the solution I recommend is the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 as it slides automatically as you make tight turns so you never have to think about it. Then for a rail kit to install the hitch in the bed of your truck I recommend the Demco Custom kit part #...
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  • How to Install a Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2018 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550034 does indeed come with the side plates that are shown in the attached images. These side plates are used to install the hitch on a set of above bed industry standard rails like the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71 which are a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. I have attached a review video of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide for you as well.
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  • Demco 13K HiJacker Slider Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2016 Ford F-150
    We do have all the parts you will need to add the 13K Demco HiJacker, # DM8550040. Besides the hitch you will also need the installation kit. The kit that includes the brackets and the rails is # DM8552028-71 for your 2016 Ford F-150. The part that you could not find on our site is Demco's number for the hitch and the rails and excludes the brackets. So it is still all the same parts except with our part number, DM8552028-71, it is the brackets and rails together with the hitch as the...
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  • Recommended Demco Custom Brackets and Base Rails for Hijacker FWH 24PA 5th Wheel Hitch
    You are correct. The Demco Custom Bracket Kit # DM8552028 is a fit for your 2018 Ford F150 with 6-1/2 foot bed. This will give you the correct brackets. The only issue is that you will also need new hardware for your rails and that is not sold individually. So you will either need to get the # DM6014 rails to get all the hardware for your installation as the # DM6071 and the kit # DM8552028-71 are a fit for industry standard rails and your Demco Hijacker FWH 24PA hitch is not and industry...
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  • Is There an Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch Option for a 2019 Ford F-150 Short Bed
    I do have options for you but there would be to no way to use a Ford OEM 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3370 on your 2019 Ford F-150 because they do not offer the correct underbed mounting system for your truck. This hitch would also not provide the needed turning clearance nor would any manual slider. The best option I have for you is to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part...
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  • Best Slider 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5' Bed
    The best sliding fifth wheel hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5' bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. This fifth wheel hitch has an auto-slide feature which means you won't have to get in and out of the truck bed to engage the slider for tight turns. Please note, the above hitch is the only slider option for a truck bed shorter than 6.5'...
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  • Parts Needed To Used Demco AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch In A 2021 Ford F-150
    I would be happy to help! To be able to install the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034 in your 2021 Ford F-150 you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71. This will bolt to the frame of your truck and give you the correct mounting rails to be able to use the Hijacker. I included a video of the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide for you to take a look at.
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  • Correct Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed
    The correct Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 is part # DM8550040 which will then require the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71 to be used. The 13K is the only version with enough travel to be used on 5-1/2' truck beds. It was actually designed for these 1/2 ton, 5-1/2' bed trucks since the highest tops out around 13,500 lbs.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails & Install Kit For 2021 Ford F-150
    We do have the correct 5th wheel base rails and installation kit for your 2021 Ford F-150, with the right fit being an option from Demco: - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71 These rails are a confirmed fit for your '21 F-150, and will give your truck standard above-bed rails to mount your 5th wheel hitch. You mentioned a 16k Pro Series, and while the Pro Series line has been discontinued, there is a 16,000 lb capacity 5th...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Slider Hitch For a 2020 Ford F-150 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
    The best slider hitch available for the 2020 Ford F-150 is the Demco 21K Hijacker part # DM8550035 and the Demco Hijacker above-bed fifth wheel rails part # DM8552028-71. The Hijacker is an automatic slider that slides without the need to get out of the truck in bad weather and manually slide it to maneuver turns. The Hijacker is one of the most convenient fifth wheel setups because of the auto slide feature. The single jaw connection also allows for full contact with the king pin to avoid...
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  • 2021 Ford F-150 Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    The 2021 Ford F-150 is the first year of the 14 generation F-150. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 # C16442-204 from a 2020 model will not fit. The Demco # DM8552028-71 are a confirmed fit for the 2021 F-150 and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56034-53.
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  • Are Demco Base Rails & Install Kit For 2021 Ford F-150 Compatible With Reese & Curt 5th Wheel Hitch
    A Reese hitch like the 16k Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 is absolutely compatible with the Demco base rail kit that fits your 2021 Ford F-150, which is the following part number: - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552028-71 This will give your '21 F-150 industry-standard base rails, which means that all manner of 5th wheel hitch will be able to mount to them, including the Reese and the Curt you mentioned, the Curt A16 5th...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2021 Ford F-150 to Install Reese 16k Slider Hitch
    The correct fifth wheel rail kit you'd need to install a Reese 16k slider hitch part # RP30051 would be the Demco part # DM8552028-71 for a smaller rail design that is the most cost effective design for your truck or we have the Reese outboard rail kit part # RP56034-53 which installs much easier since the brackets attach to the outboard side of the frame rails but the cost is higher and the rails are larger.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 5.5 Bed
    In order to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a 2018 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed the best option we have without requiring changing out the pin box on the trailer is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 which can then be used with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails part # DM8552028-71. This is the only slider hitch option which will allow for adequate turning clearance on a super short (5.5') bed. Otherwise, you'd have to change out the pin box...
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  • Do I Need a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The best 5th wheel hitch I have for your 2018 Ford F-150 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 paired with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. This is a unique auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch that offers up to 22-1/2" of travel. The travel is needed for turning, not reversing. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is actually your only option that would not require you to change out the...
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  • Is it Possible to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2015 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
    The quick answer to your question is that you won't have enough clearance to make tight turns with your current slider hitch since your truck bed 5-1/2 feed in length. There's basically only two solutions for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a bed that short. One is the Demco Hijacker 13k part # DM8550040 as it's the only slider hitch that can move back 22-1/2 inches. If you had a set of industry standard style rails already you would be good. But otherwise you'd need the part # # DM8552028-71...
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  • Is a Sidewinder Pin Box Needed When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2016 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
    Since your 2016 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed a Sidewinder pin box, like part # RP34FR for a 1621 pin box, is really your only option since a sliding 5th wheel hitch will not give you enough clearance for tight turns. The 5th Airborne Premium Sidewinder # RP61422, for a 1621 pin box, is an upgraded version of the Sidewinder that provides more comfort for your ride. If you can confirm the pin box number currently on your trailer I can recommend the correct replacement for you. The...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 5.5' Bed
    The only sliding fifth wheel hitch that will have enough travel to clear the cab while turning with a 5-1/2' bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040. The Demco Hijacker is unique in that the sliding feature is automatic which means you won't need to get in and out of the truck each time to engage the slider. In order to use the Demco Hijacker on a 2016 Ford F-150 you'll need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    The fifth wheel trailer hitch I recommend for a 2019 Ford F-150 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 which can be installed using the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552028-71. The Demco Hijacker has an auto-slide mechanism which will automatically move the trailer back away from the truck cab during sharp turns to prevent contact therefore you never have to leave the vehicle like you would for...
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  • How Heavy Of a 5th Wheel Can a 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 with 5.0 Engine and 5.5 Bed Tow
    The fifth wheel towing capacity of a 2018 Ford F-150 (SuperCrew, 4x4, 5.0 Engine) can range from 8,900 lbs - 10,600 lbs depending on gear ratio. If the loaded weight of the trailer is less than the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be good to go but it looks like you will be close so just be careful when loading. Please note, because of the super short bed your going to have issues with turning clearance but not if you go with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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